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Dmitri Hvorostovsky On How to Sing, When to Live Painfully

Dmitri Hvorostovsky On How to Sing, When to Live Painfully
June 8, 2017
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 I translated this from Russian. The world-famous and beloved opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky came to Russia – took part in …Read the Rest

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Stigmatizing the Enemy

Stigmatizing the Enemy
June 6, 2017
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Seventy-three years ago today, our Greatest Generation mounted one of the greatest attacks in human history as upward of two …Read the Rest

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Life and Certificates

Life and Certificates
March 14, 2017
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This afternoon I picked up the mail, opening the envelope containing my mother’s death certificate.  She died on January 2.  …Read the Rest

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Cats, Poodles, Moving, and Fireplace Ash

Cats, Poodles, Moving, and Fireplace Ash
February 21, 2017
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I have been in the process of moving into my parents’ home for ages.  Unfortunately, I could no longer come …Read the Rest

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E. F. Froehlich (1897-1991)

E. F. Froehlich (1897-1991)
February 15, 2017
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Edwin Feltman Froehlich was born on February 15, 1897 in Loniconing, Maryland.  He married my grandmother, Sarah Frances Moore on …Read the Rest

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Stuff, Part II

Stuff, Part II
February 13, 2017
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Let’s be honest here.  The last thing any Boomer wants is to get stuck with our grandmother’s tacky French Provencal …Read the Rest

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Family Problems

Family Problems
December 29, 2016
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I just saw the news about Debbie Reynolds.  As I write today’s post, it is hitting me hard.  We nearly …Read the Rest

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The Last Birthday – June 11, 2014

The Last Birthday –  June 11, 2014
June 11, 2016
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My father is 90 today.  As I start working on the blog, it’s midnight.  Every year, until the past five …Read the Rest

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I Love Voting!

I Love Voting!
June 8, 2016
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I have this truly dreadful tendency to wax poetic when voting.  To me, it is the most magical and the …Read the Rest

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The Long View of Life

The Long View of Life
March 22, 2016
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Don’t ask me the year.  I was just a little kid.  I’m thinking it was mid-summer, 1962.  I’d spent several …Read the Rest

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To My Sister

To My Sister
February 20, 2016
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My sister has a birthday today. When we were growing up, we manged to get along fairly well.  Our delusional …Read the Rest

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Bernie’s Age

Bernie’s Age
February 6, 2016
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Bernie Sanders is an old man.  No, it isn’t because he was born in 1941 and is only 74-years-old. It …Read the Rest

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The Crying Game

The Crying Game
January 21, 2016
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Rule of thumb:  Real men and Vulcans do not show emotion in public.  It is acceptable, though for them to …Read the Rest

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Being Alone at Christmas

Being Alone at Christmas
December 26, 2015
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Been there, done that – last year in fact. My mother and I had spent the past 5 years dealing …Read the Rest

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My Griswold Family Christmas

My Griswold Family Christmas
December 25, 2015
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I swear, every single thing related here is true.  It is 100% true.  I can produce witnesses who will confirm …Read the Rest

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Being Thankful – The Life Goes On Edition

Being Thankful – The Life Goes On Edition
November 26, 2015
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Regular Pink Flamingo readers know how bleak my life has been the past few years.  I lost my father to …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: The Met, Mets, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Birthday & My Father

Sunday Morning Opera:  The Met, Mets, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Birthday & My Father
October 18, 2015
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The problem with opera is that is is this big, huge sport of kings and queens, but it is also …Read the Rest

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Banned from Commenting for Being a Christian

Banned from Commenting for Being a Christian
September 17, 2015
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Tomorrow I will highlight the article which managed to get me banned from commenting on Raw Story – because I’m …Read the Rest

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Life in Perspective

Life in Perspective
September 12, 2015
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I had a rant and rave ready for today, but forget that.  My family is reeling from the revelation that …Read the Rest

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Life Goes On…

Life Goes On…
August 29, 2015
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Desmond has a barrow in the market place Molly is the singer in a band Desmond says to Molly, “Girl …Read the Rest

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Criminalizing We the Never-Marrieds

Criminalizing We the Never-Marrieds
June 12, 2015
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When I began this post, several days ago, I never even though about the fact that it would be scheduled …Read the Rest

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Today Is My Father’s Birthday

Today Is My Father’s Birthday
June 11, 2015
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My father would be 91 today.  He lost his battle with Alzheimer’s on October 18. Every year, on his birthday, …Read the Rest

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Kilts, Kids, Godly Rules & Christian Stupidity

Kilts, Kids, Godly Rules & Christian Stupidity
May 21, 2015
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In Johnston County, North Carolina, 16-year-0ld David Leix was not allowed admission into his homeschooling ‘Praise’ Prom by the godly …Read the Rest

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More on Elder Abuse

More on Elder Abuse
April 22, 2015
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About ten years ago, a wonderful woman I knew, who was quite elderly, but extremely with it, was ill.  Her …Read the Rest

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Life Goes On

Life Goes On
March 5, 2015
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Yeah, ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra La-la how the life goes on Yeah, ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra …Read the Rest

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Valentine’s Day – 1923

Valentine’s Day – 1923
February 14, 2015
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My grandparents were married on Valentine’s Day, in 1921.  My grandfather died in 1991.  My grandmother was buried on what …Read the Rest

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The Problem of Harper Lee & Other Seniors

The Problem of Harper Lee & Other Seniors
February 6, 2015
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Having spent the past four years of my life dealing with my father, who had Alzheimer’s Disease, and my mother …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part IV

For Justin – Who You Are – Part IV
January 6, 2015
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Nana has the coolest ancestors, I think. Pierce Butler Bohannon was an old reprobate.  He was the family scandal.  The …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part III

For Justin – Who You Are – Part III
January 5, 2015
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There is a huge battle within genealogical circles about the ancestry of Jesse Moore’s father – William.  What I have …Read the Rest

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For Justin – Who You Are – Part II

For Justin – Who You Are – Part II
January 4, 2015
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Genealogy is a funny thing.  It opens up a whole new world, teaches us who we are.  Over the years …Read the Rest

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